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When I use the firewire port on my sony trv350 digital 8 camcorder, the dvin just blinks and the computer won't recognize it. It worked before.

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I.Link (Firewire, IEEE1394, DV) I have not had a chance to try this feature yet. I have a i.Link port on my Sony PCG-505TS notebook. It is running Windows 98. When I plug it in, the computer recognizes the Handycam as a Sony DVCR. But I could not get the ImageMixer software to recognize that a camcorder is plugged in.


If you know of a newer driver that I could use or how to get this Handycam to work with my notebook, please let me know.


I imagine the movie quality, sound quality, and resolution would be higher though this interface than the USB interface since Firewire has a higher bandwidth.

I quite this update...

[Update 2003-10-29] I went out last week and bought a Belkin FireWire Notebook Adapter. It is a CardBus adapter with three 6-pin FireWire ports. The camcorder worked just fine with this adapter and my Averatec notebook. I was able to capture video and control the camcorder through Windows Movie Maker on Windows XP. Set-up was a piece of cake; the software detected everything automatically. The higher throughput allowed the transfer of video in DV format at a resolution of 720x480. Be warned, each minute of video takes up 180 MB of storage space! This means that a 700 MB CD-R can store 3.8 minutes, a 2 GB DVD-R can store 11.1 minutes, and a 4 GB DVD+-R can store 22.2 minutes of DV data.


Aparently this its a Sony bug....

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This is driving me CRAZY!!! I have hunted down as much info as possible but nobody seems to have an answer:

- I had/have a Sony TRV350 and could hook up the firewire to my HP Vista (hate it) laptop. Windows would immediately recognize it. I would upload both Digital8 and Hi8 tapes to digitize and then convert to DVDs. Never a problem. Until...
- My current TRV350 started eating tapes and was having other problems likely an overused motor, age, etc.
- I found another (identical!) TRV350 on Ebay but when I plug it in I get nothing. When I launch WMM I get the same error message that it does not find any device.
- Oddly, my old camera (that won't play tapes) still shows up when I plug it in. I just can't use it because of the burned out motor.

even though these are identical camcorders, there is clearly something different. I also get the "DV In" message on the camcorder screen. WTF??!

Has anybody been able to get this fixed?
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I suggest contact with Sony Support. I donta have additional comments at this moment.

Posted on May 28, 2011

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